Defense Logistics Agency Items Supporting Obsolete Army Weapon Systems
INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA
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The Defense Logistics Agency DLA Defense Inactive Item Program provides for the systematic elimination of inactive, or obsolete, national stock number NSN items from the DLA supply system. Obsolete NSNs that are not deleted from the DoD supply system needlessly consume cataloging and supply system files, machine time, personnel resources, and warehouse space. DoD procedures require that the Military Departments withdraw their interest as users of NSNs when the NSNs are no longer required, and DLA procedures require that item managers review potentially inactive NSNs for obsolescence. An NSN is considered potentially inactive if there have been no wholesale demands for the NSN for the past 5 years and registered user concurrence to delete the NSN has not been received by the integrated materiel manager of the NSN. As of March 2000, there were 69,608 NSNs, excluding the clothing and textile, medical, and subsistence commodities, in DLA supply files that were identified as being unique to an Army weapon system for which the date of last demand field indicated no demand for 5 years or was blank.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies